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Tenure-Track Faculty in BioSciences

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Position Title Tenure-Track Faculty in BioSciences

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Department BioSciences

Position Details

Position Description

Applications are invited for tenure-track positions in the Department of BioSciences at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas. We encourage candidates who complement existing strengths of current faculty in any of our three graduate programs: Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; and Systems, Synthetic & Physical Biology. Applications from candidates whose research emphasizes quantitative and predictive approaches are particularly encouraged. Candidates must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral training, and outstanding potential in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and participate in the education and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students. We particularly welcome applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population.

Applications and all associated supporting documents are being accepted via RICEWorks. To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, while all candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for 3-4 references, only those who are applying at the assistant professor level will have references automatically emailed for letters of recommendation at the time of application.

Review of applications will commence September 30, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. For informal inquiries, contact Susan Merz (, BioSciences Faculty Coordinator.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
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PhD, or PhD requirements in BioSciences or a related field must be fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences.

Education Preferred
Other Required Qualifications
Other Qualifications Preferred
Physical Demands

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F17006
Open Date 08/05/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/30/2016
Desired Start Date 07/01/2017
Position Status Full-Time: 9 months
Benefits Eligible Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which graduate program would you primarily be interested in affiliating with?
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    • Biochemistry & Cell Biology
    • Systems, Synthetic & Physical Biology
  2. Which graduate program would you secondarily be interested in affiliating with?
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    • Biochemistry & Cell Biology
    • Systems, Synthetic & Physical Biology
  3. * In a few words, give your current/near-term area(s) of research:

    (Open Ended Question)